We live in an age where our favorite characters are not safe. There are tons of shows out there right now where anyone could go at any minute. This especially applies to ‘Game of Thrones,‘ which has become synonymous with main characters dying. Of course, that trend won’t stop as the acclaimed HBO series returns later this year with it’s fifth season. However, fans of the book series that have been sitting smugly while the rest of us squirm over events like the Red Wedding are no longer safe from the shock and awe because the showrunners are throwing us all a curveball.
While speaking with The Huffington Post, Sophie Turner teased what was coming from the latest season of ‘Game of Thrones.’ The newest addition to Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ that is primarily known for her role as Sansa Stark on the popular adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ series mentioned that fans should be ready for a lot more unexpected gloom and doom:
“There’s some massive moments, perhaps even more shocking than The Red Wedding type of thing. There’s like a lot going on this season. There’s also, you know, a lot of blood, a lot of death. And a lot of people kind of come far. And there are a few familiar faces around as well.”
Lots of blood and death is something that we’ve come to expect from the show, but the surprising part may be who meets the axe (literally or figuratively) this season. In an interview with Showbiz 411, author Martin revealed that the series would kill off characters that are still alive in the books this season:
“People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. [Showrunners] David [Benioff] and D.B. [Weiss] are even bloodier than I am.”
Previously, characters such as Daenerys’ hand maiden Irri, Jojen, Grenn, and Pyp all met their demise despite still living in the novels. The most prominent deviation from the books in this department was probably Robb Stark’s new bride Talisa and their unborn child perishing at the Red Wedding even though her book counterpart Jeyne Westerling lives. But now it sounds like more major characters are on the chopping block in the upcoming season. Could Benioff and Weiss be targeting another Stark? What about someone in the Targaryen camp? Might a prominent Lannister meet an agonizing death soon? We’ll find out when ‘Game of Thrones’ returns on April 12, 2015.
Which characters do you think will die in the fifth season of ‘Game of Thrones’? Are you glad that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are deviating from George R.R. Martin’s books? Share your thoughts in the comments below.